Re: Web session tracking security prob. Vulnerable: IIS and ColdFusion (maybe others)

From: Lincoln Yeoh (lyeoh@pop.jaring.my)
Date: 08/30/01


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20010830133508.0087b270@192.228.128.13>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 13:35:08 +0800
To: "Jeff Jancula" <Jeff@Jancula.com>, <vuln-dev@securityfocus.com>
From: Lincoln Yeoh <lyeoh@pop.jaring.my>
Subject: Re: Web session tracking security prob. Vulnerable: IIS and ColdFusion (maybe others)

At 02:25 PM 29-08-2001 -0400, Jeff Jancula wrote:
>BACKGROUND:
>
>When a Internet browser user visits IIS or ColdFusion hosted web sites,
the web server issues browser commands similar to:
>
>(for IIS) Set-Cookie: ASPSESSIONID=BBBBBBBBABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
>(for CF) Set-Cookie: CFID=123
>(for CF) Set-Cookie: CFTOKEN=4567890
>
>The browser stores and returns the "ASPSESSIONID" or "CFID/CFTOKEN" values
with each subsequent request to the web server. IIS and ColdFusion use
these values to identify and track each user.
>

What does CFID=123 mean to cold fusion? Is that the user/session ID?

Does that mean an attacker can just send CFID=123 and CFTOKEN=ANYTHING and
Cold Fusion will think it's the same user/session?

If it does then it's a very big problem. If it doesn't, then it may not be
a problem unless your application assumes that just having a session means
it's a valid user.

Cheerio,
Link.



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